COSAM Today is a newsletter that provides alumni and friends of the Auburn University College of Sciences and Mathematics, or COSAM, with a smart way to stay on top of the latest news and updates from the college.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018


COSAM Faculty Focus: Dr. Cissy Ballen Reduces Barriers in the Classroom to Promote Student Success

Dr. Cissy Ballen is focusing on how to improve student learning in the classroom and how to eliminate potential obstacles for student achievement. She is a leader in Discipline-Based Education Research and shares, “I am excited to be part of an inter-disciplinary team that will help shape the student learning experience at Auburn University.” Read more about Dr. Cissy Ballen.


Chemistry Colloquium – NSF CAREER Awardee Bradley Merner

Dr. Bradley Merner discussed the work occurring in his lab regarding cycloparaphenylenes at a Chemistry Colloquium on September 20. Check out his research and see what speakers will be part of upcoming lectures.   


Inside COSAM Labs: Dr. Tonia Schwartz – Functional and Ecological Genomics

Get an inside perspective of the interesting research that occurs in COSAM labs throughout the year. In this new reoccurring feature focusing on our labs, learn more about Dr. Tonia Schwartz and her energetic team of researchers that are experimenting to understand genes and their responses under an array of different factors.


Donald E. Davis Arboretum Fall Plant Sale Features Auburn Azaleas

Celebrate your Auburn pride with the Auburn Azaleas, a collection of unique plants created by Auburn University’s scientists, faculty and staff over decades. Find out how you can pre-order these in addition to almost 100 different plants from the Donald E. Davis Arboretum.


Geosciences Student Conducts Geospatial Analysis Overseas

See how a student in the Department of Geosciences spent her summer in Germany conducting research for three months. Learn more about this native of Nepal and her internship experience.


High School Student Conducts Research in COSAM’s Biology Lab

Dr. Haruka Wada of the Department of Biological Sciences encourages an Auburn High School student to pursue his love for science in her lab.  Read more about this partnership and how Auburn University is inspiring the next generation.

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